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Estimation of Non-rigid Surface Deformation using Developable Surface Model


There is a strong demand for a method of acquiring a non-rigid shape under deformation with high accuracy and high resolution. However, this is difficult to achieve because of performance limitations in measurement hardware.

We propose a modelbased method for estimating non-rigid deformation of a developable surface. The model is based on geometric characteristics of the surface, which are important in various applications. This method improves the accuracy of surface estimation and planar development from a low-resolution point cloud. Experiments using curved documents showed the effectiveness of the proposed method.


  1. Yoshihiro Watanabe, Takashi Nakashima, Takashi Komuro and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Estimation of Non-rigid Surface Deformation using Developable Surface Model, 20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2010) (Istanbul, 2010.08.23) / Proceedings, pp. 197-200.
Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, Department of Information Physics and Computing, Department of Creative Informatics,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
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